“a surrogate for Akufo-Addo, has been appointed Special Prosecutor” – Martin Amidu

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu has referred to Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng’s appointment as his replacement at the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) as “a proxy” for those included in the Agyapa Royalties Transaction Corruption Assessment study.

Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination, he claims, is to protect the rights of those included in the corruption appraisal study.

The elaborative writer wrote in a comment copied to GhanaWeb titled “Do not defame Martin Amidu in the propaganda to name a new Special Prosecutor”:

“Anyone who is familiar with the Agyapa Royalties Transaction Corruption Risk Assessment report, which led to my eventual resignation as the first Special Prosecutor, knows that Africa Legal Associates is one of the beneficiaries of the transaction, whose contract to participate in the transaction was found to be in violation of the Public Procurement Act and tainted by bid-rigging.

Agyapa Royalties Limited was incorporated as Asaase Royalties Limited with the date of incorporation being 5 November 2019 in Jersey, the United Kingdom, until 20 March 2020, according to the former Special Prosecutor. Anyone who matters knows that Africa Legal Associates’ alter ego is a relative of the President, who also established Asaase Radio, which started broadcasting on June 14, 2020.

“The Agyapa Royalties Transaction documents reveal the position played by the President’s nephew, who established Africa Legal Associates and Asaase Radio, with White & Case LLP of London, one of the international law firms in the alleged corruption transaction,” he added.

“It must, therefore, be concerning to every patriotic Ghanaian who is not afraid of the culture of silence to see Asaase Radio engaging in political propaganda from April 25 to April 26, 2021, in order to prepare the minds of the Ghanaian and international public to accept the surrogate of the Asaase Radio station’s alter ego and Africa Legal Associates as the Special Prosecutor as mandated under sect.

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“In an effort by individuals involved in the Agyapa Royalties Transaction Corruption Assessment Study to pressurize the president to name their proxy as the Special Prosecutor to protect their rights, Asaase Radio’s online reportage resorted to direct fabrications, misinformation, and omissions against me in its narration of the reasons for my resignation,” Martin Amidu continued.

“The pro-NPP radio station shamefully claimed not to have read my rejoinder offering more and better particulars on my resignation dated 26 November 2020 to the Secretary to the President’s supposed reaction to my resignation message,” he said.

“My duties as the Special Prosecutor, or my judgment and decision to leave my office under Act 959, were not immune to the oversight or judgment of civil society participants, let alone those who secretly attend Government policy-making sessions, as I previously stated in writing.

“In an act of blatant impunity, Asaase Radio announced online a matter that never appeared in my resignation for the sole purpose of facilitating and enhancing the status of its proxy “Agyapa” Special Prosecutor well before the president could signal his endorsement of the candidate and forward a proposal to parliament,” Amidu’s statement continued.

The entire statement can be found below.